Playing on PS4 PRO External Storage?

Hi!  I have my PS4 PRO and planning to buy an external drive. Does playing on the external storage decrease the loading speed/ performance etc.  of games? PS4 PRO uses SATA 3.0 which is i think around 5 or 6 gigabits/sec and most of the external drive is USB 3.0 which is below the SATA 3 speed.

Im having trouble choosing between the Seagate Game Drive 4TB which uses USB 3.0 and WD My Passport 4TB which has two versions ( USB 3.0 or USB 3.2 Gen 1) 

Thank you in advance.


Updating this to gather more answers. Thanks in advance!!

1 Answer

  • Lv 7
    2 months ago

    you cannot play games off of external drives. you can only backup saves and play movies/music on the player app.

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